Calendar of Events


January 2016

01/09/2016 at Appleton Public Library – Polish Genealogy – Steps to successful research at 2:00 PM

February 2016

02/16/2016 (Three sessions 02/16, 02/23 and 03/01) at Benedictine University – European emigration to America at 10 AM to 12 PM

March 2016

03/03/2016 at Fox Lake Library  – Polish Genealogy at TBA

03/10/2016 at McHenry County Genealogical Society –  Find Your Roots in Naturalization Records at 7:00 PM

April 2016

04/04/2016 (Three sessions 04/04, 04/11 and 04/18) at Harper College – Vital records at 7:00 PM

04/25/2016 (Three sessions 04/25, 05/02 and 05/09) at Harper College – European records at 7:00 PM

May 2016

05/07/2016 at Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society, program TBA at 1:30 PM

05/10/2016 (Three sessions 05/10, 05/17 and 05/24) at Benedictine University – Genealogy I at 1 PM to 3 PM

05/10/2016 Illinois State Genealogy Society Webinar – Polish Immigration at 8:00 PM

5/21/2016 at Wisconsin Historical Society – Polish Genealogy (3 programs) – details TBA

June 2016

06/14/2016 at Lakeland Area Genealogy at Minocqua Public Library – Finding Grandma’s European Ancestors at 2:00 PM

July 2016

July 12 at Wabash County Genealogy at Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana, Beyond the Basics at 6:00 PM

August 2016

08/14/2016 at Polish Genealogy Society of America at Arlington Heights Memorial Library – Polish Immigration at 2:00 PM


7 Responses to Calendar of Events

  1. victoria (ligas) cox says:

    Hi Steve, I am wondering if you are at the Arlington Heights Library on Friday mornings? I happen to see it, but it was from 2013. Thanks, Vicki

  2. Hello Steve – Would you consider coming up to Green Bay or Appleton, WI?

  3. John Skibiski says:

    Hi Steve…..I have your book, it’s great and I promote it to other beginner researchers. I have been having no luck to locate a Michael? Olender of the 1920-30s from Chicago Heights, IL. He may have had a shop. No obit. found, and not born there, but married or died there is a possibilty. Might you have access to some recent data. He visited his relatives in Hadley and Northampton, MA one time in this time period and had male sisblings. John Skibiski

    • sszabados says:

      Thank you for promoting my book.

      Michael does seem to be elusive. I checked the 1920 and 1930 census records and did not find him. Some people I did find Olenders living in Chicago but none in Chicago Heights. Some people were missed on one census but not all. His name may have been recorded with a mis-spelling, He may be using a different name.

      Who is Michael? When was he born? Who were his parents? Why do you think he was in Chicago Heights?

      To find him search using only his first name and other details. Look for his spouse or children.

      I always start with the U’S’ census records, then move on to city directories, birth records for children and his marriage record

      • John Skibiski says:

        Steve… only data about Michael? Olender is that a woman Julia Butynski married Michael Bemben in Hadley, MA…..her mother was an Olender in Podkamien (Brody) East Galicia. She said Michael? Olender came from Chicago Heights to an event perhaps a funeral maybe in the 1930s. My great grandmother was as Olender from that village. He perhaps was a tailor and his first name could be different and thought to have brothers Peter and ? I note a Michael B. 1870 married Pauline Czasnykowski but know nothing of them…….however, I note a Michael Olender in Hartford, Ct in 1930 census then 37, but have not checked him out. One older Skibicki relative spoke of Olender family, so I feel there is connection somewhere. Thanks for whatever you come up with, John Skibicki, Northampton, MA

  4. George says:

    I live in Wood dale..are you available for doing research..

  5. Lori Bessler says:

    Hi Mr. Szabados,
    Would you be able to come to Madison to provide 3 lectures on Polish Genealogy? I was told that you are a wonderful speaker! Please let me know?
    Lori Bessler
    Reference Librarian
    Wisconsin Historical Society

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